Canterbury

Christchurch insurance premium hike baffles homeowners

An insurance company may be attempting to freeze high-risk properties out of the market by increasing their premiums, an earthquake claims advocate claims. A Christchurch man was left stunned after his insurance premium rose by 440 percent after Tower...... Read More

One killed in South Island crash

A man has died following a crash near Winchester in the South Island. Police were called to the single vehicle crash at the intersection of the Temuka-Orari Highway and Barker Road at 10.21pm. The 34-year-old driver and sole occupant of the car...... Read More

Police seek information on serious assault

  Police are investigating an assault on a 70-year-old man at his home on Bamford St, Christchurch.   The incident occurred around 7pm on Sunday when the man went to the backdoor of his home after being alerted to a disturbance, says Detective...... Read More

Skiers evacuated after power outage

Some skiers on Mt Hutt had a day to remember yesterday when a major power outage stopped chairlifts and sparked an evacuation. The skifield’s power connection at Blackford Road dropped out at 11.16am on Saturday, stopping all lifts and electrical...... Read More

Two dead cows found washed up on a beach

Cantabrians are scratching their heads over how two dead cows ended up on a Christchurch beach. A Christchurch City Council spokeswoman says rangers were alerted to a dead cow on New Brighton beach on Sunday morning. A second cow was also found in...... Read More

Farmer forced to give access

High country station farmers are fuming after officials decided to grant a right of way across their land . The owners of a lake-front high country station say government officials imposed a right of way across their land without their blessing. Jim...... Read More

Calving gets off to mild start

Winter started off cold and wet with sunshine a scarce commodity, but calving got away to a good start, assisted by the benign weather. Dairy NZ head of South Island farm performance Tony Finch said farmers were enjoying a reasonably mild winter after...... Read More

Canterbury mudfish slipping towards extinction

A new report shows serious concerns remain for the continued existence of the native Canterbury mudfish, which is on the brink of extinction. Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage released the New Zealand Threat Classification System report on freshwater...... Read More

Firefighters discharged from hospital

    Three firefighters admitted to hospital for observation after attending a chemical incident in Christchurch this morning have been discharged. Fire and Emergency New Zealand Christchurch Area Commander Dave Stackhouse says the three...... Read More

Lotto Strike player scores $300,000 win

A lucky Strike player will be shouting from the rooftops after winning $300,000 with Strike Four in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto. Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where...... Read More